Join Boston Musica Viva this Friday at the Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Ave.) in its closing concert of the season. The concert celebrates the diverse cultural and musical heritages of four composers. Carnatic soprano Deepti Navaratna (whom listeners might remember from BMV’s acclaimed 2010 production of Shirish Korde’s opera “Phoolan Devi:The Bandit Queen”) and traditional Indian musicians join the ensemble for the world premiere of Korde’s song cycle “KA.” Israeli composer Eitan Steinberg’s “Two Grandfathers Sing"” artfully combines the musical traditions of Steinberg’s Hasidic Ashkenazi heritage with those of his wife’s Turkish Sephardic heritage. Latin rhythms pervade Peruvian composer and BU alumnus Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann’s “Mecanismos.” Microtonal composer Ezra Sims draws on the choral traditions of his native American South for “Landscapes,” a set of five microtonal miniatures commissioned by BMV in 2008.
Tickets are $30 general public, $25 seniors/WGBH members and $10 students and children. They will be sold through the Tsai Box Office by phone at 617-354-6910 and at www.bmv.org. Ask about the discount for the BU community when calling!